You are invited to join the MFA in Miami for the fun and festivities surrounding the annual Art Basel Miami Beach Fair, one of the most important contemporary art fairs in the US. Participants enjoy VIP access to the Art Basel Miami Beach Fair, a welcome dinner hosted by the MFA, as well as the option to visit private collections, museums, galleries, and studios in the Miami area.

On Tuesday, December 2nd, Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, will lead an artist-centered itinerary highlighting the vibrant contemporary art scene in Miami. Registrants will visit the studios of artists Edouard Duval-Carrié, Frances Trombly, and Naomi Fisher, enjoy a delicious lunch at the Wynwood Kitchen, and view contemporary exhibitions.

For the first time, the MFA is extending its program into a third day of activities.  On Thursday, December 4th, Emily Stoehrer, the newly appointed Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry and Michelle Finamore, Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion Arts are planning an itinerary that explores the contemporary art/fashion scene in Miami. Registrants will enjoy a jewelry-related event for the morning, lunch at the Villa Versace and a fashion event in the afternoon. Details are still being worked out but as almost every major designer, gallerist, and fashion editor descend upon Miami in December, it promises to be a lively, and full, day!

Both itineraries include complimentary registration for Art Basel Miami Beach with VIP Preview level access to the fair at 3:00pm on Wednesday, December 3rd. All registrants will be invited to cocktails and dinner hosted by the MFA at Florida Cookery at the beachfront James Royal Palm Hotel that evening where we will be joined by the artists from the Tuesday program. 

Though we encourage you to participate in one or both of the optional itineraries, you may also choose to register only for a VIP Preview pass to the fair. Please see the attached registration document for detailed information regarding cost and registration. Please note that your registration is not considered complete until payment has been received. Space is limited, so be sure to register early!


Please contact MFA Travel via e-mail or call 617-369-3007 to register.


About the Instructor

Speaker: Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Michelle Finamore, Penny Vinik Curator of Fashion Arts, and MFA curators